Sometimes life has a tendency to get in the way. Things get put on the back burner and forgotten. This recipe has been on my list of things to share with you for quite a while now. It’s not anything new but a variation on the Peanut Butter Oat Bars and Bites recipe I posted in September.
For this treat, I added ground flax seed and some roughly chopped Montmorency tart cherries from Cherry Lane.
The procedure is the same:
In a medium saucepan, over low heat,
Melt 1/2 cup of liquid honey
and 1 cup of smooth or crunchy peanut butter
Stir in 3 cups of rolled quick oats
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
1/4 cup (or more) of tart cherries
Stir until everything is well incorporated.
Scoop out portions with a melon baller, finish shaping into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes..
Remember that oats are a good source of vitamins and minerals as well as soluble fiber. Flax seed is a super plant based protein source rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and the cherries are packed with antioxidants! These little balls make for a healthy on-the-go snack. Are you craving something sweet and salty? These will do the trick!
Craving more oatmeal? Try my Refrigerator Oatmeal Breakfast recipe!
Enjoy and as always, I look forward to hearing from you!